News Briefs

E-Cigarettes Banned
GILLETTE, WYO. (AP) — Campbell County School District trustees have revised policies to ban electronic smoking devices in and around all school facilities. District officials say that includes adults, who have been seen smoking the devices at school events. The district has always banned ciga…
Russia Stirring the Ukrainian Pot
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s fledgling government says Russia is stirring up unrest. Pro-Moscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent today and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine. That’s the sa…
Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico say they’ll roll out legislation this week to try to restore about $110 million in cuts to a federal minerals payment program that hit their states the hardest. Wyoming stands to lose more than $50 million this year. Repub…
Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., judge has denied Wyoming and the federal government’s request to transfer a case challenging the state’s management of wolves to federal court in Wyoming. A similar case is already pending in Cheyenne. Environmental groups in both lawsui…
Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says it appears likely that state agencies won’t face more spending cuts in the two-year budget cycle that begins next year. Mead says he’s informed state lawmakers that state agencies won’t honor their request to present proposed spen…
All Interstate Highways Reopened; Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — All interstate highways in Wyoming have reopened in the wake of a spring snowstorm that closed hundreds of miles of roads over the last two days.While interstates 80, 25 and 90 are open, the Wyoming Department of Transportation cautions that there are slick stretches and…
SkyWest Drops Denver Flight In Gillette; Wyoming News Briefs
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — SkyWest Airlines plans to eliminate one of its roundtrip flights between Gillette and Denver, starting May 2. SkyWest needs to cut the number of flights so it can meet the overall sleep network requirements and clear time to paint of some of its aircraft, according to th…
Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A University of Wyoming official is crediting the school’s scholarship opportunities with the university’s 4.9 percent federal loan default rate, well below the national average of 13 percent. Financial Aid Director Joanna Carter says 42 percent of UW under…
Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will withhold more than $53 million in mineral payments from the state of Wyoming as part of the automatic federal budget cuts that started this month. Gov. Matt Mead says he received no advance warning before the state received word of the cuts th…

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